Les Liaisons Dangereuses
by Christopher Hampton
Les Liaisons Dangereuses first burst onto the scene as an RSC stage play in 1985. It is a brilliantly theatrical play packed with wonderfully layered characters and sparkles with wit.
Famous as the Oscar- winning film Dangerous Liaisons it examines the corruption and cruelty at the top of a louche society about to vaporise in the cauldron of the French Revolution, a society of sexual politics, power games and revenge. The play, written by Christopher Hampton adapting a book by Pierre Choderlos de Laclos, is based on a series of romantic, and sometimes explicit letters. It explores the boredom of the wealthy, and the vulnerability of women in a patriarchal world.
To be directed for FromeDrama by John Palmer (Potter Plays and Terminus) this production will have a contemporary set, lavish 18th Century costumes and at its core, the driving power of sexual and romantic love.
Merlin Theatre at 7.30pm
31st March, 1st & 2nd April
Tickets £12/10 from Merlin Box Office